Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Miranda Cosgrove Reveals She Looks Back on Her 'iCarly' Experience Differently Now

In a new interview, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove shared the difficult time she had while going through adolescence as a young Hollywood star. Read what she had to say about the experience.

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Growing up is hard—especially in the spotlight. 

Miranda Cosgrove, who starred on Nickelodeon's iCarly from 2007 to 2012, recently opened up about dealing with fame and expectations at such a young age.

"For sure there was pressure," Miranda said on the Reign with with Josh Smith podcast on Sept. 5. "Even when you're not on TV or acting or anything, just growing up, there's a lot of pressure to try to figure so many things out."

Miranda admitted she used to seek out negative comments online while starring on the mega-popular series.

"When I was younger, I would go through and kind of ignore all the nice comments and look for the one mean one," Miranda admitted. "I would be going through for a while and be like, 'Oh, found it!'"

Retrospect has been a powerful tool for Miranda, who currently reprises her role of Carly Shay on the Paramount+ reboot of iCarly

"I feel like when I was younger, I didn't think about it as much as I do now," Miranda said. "Looking back, I think, 'That seems like it would've been really hard.' But when I was doing it, I wasn't really thinking about it as much. I was more just kind of living my life."

Living her life included plenty of professional obligations outside of iCarly, as well, including her 2010 debut album Sparks Fly. 

"When I was really young, I would go in to write songs and the different people I was co-writing with would be like, 'What's the craziest thing that happened with a guy you were dating recently?'" Miranda said. "And I'd be thinking, 'I don't know,' I didn't really have any crazy stories because I wasn't really having a real high school or middle school experience."

Miranda points to her decision to attend college—she enrolled at USC in 2012—as a watershed moment.

"My life really took a huge turn when I did that," she said. "My whole life changed, but it was awesome. I made a lot of friends and I got to just take classes that I was interested in. I tried photography and I ended up majoring in psychology and it was just a really solid, good experience."

Miranda's revelations come on the heels of her iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy's memoir I'm Glad My Mom Died, in which she detailed feeling "exploited" as a young star.

In an interview with The New York Times Aug. 4, Miranda supported Jennette, saying, "When you're young, you're so in your own head. You can't imagine that people around you are having much harder struggles."

Both seasons of the iCarly reboot are available to stream on Paramount+, with season three expected sometime in 2023.

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'SpongeBob' and 'PAW Patrol' to Leave Netflix Internationally on Sept. 30

With the global rollout of Paramount+ continuing and the upcoming launch of SkyShowtime, the new pan-European streaming service from Comcast and Paramount Global, two beloved Nickelodeon series - SpongeBob SquarePants and PAW Patrol - are set to leave Netflix internationally in October 2022.

Both shows and all of the seasons available on Netflix are currently scheduled to leave the programming libraries of many Netflix services internationally on September 30, 2022, What's On Netflix is reporting.

Season availability of PAW Patrol varies but most regions have access to 3 seasons of the CG-animated preschool series. Locations like the United Kingdom has access to season 1, season 5, and season 6 while locations like France have seasons 3-5.

SpongeBob SquarePants also only has a few seasons streaming on each respective Netflix region with most only carrying seasons 4, 8 and 9.

PAW Patrol, in particular, has been a staple in the Netflix top 10s for kids in most regions worldwide. In the United Kingdom, the show has featured in the kid’s top 10s for 310 days and that’s still growing. The show even outperforms CoComelon on Netflix’s top 10s outside the US.

Netflix Canada, which has access to seasons 1 through 8, won’t be losing PAW Patrol on September 30th at the time of publishing. It did, however, lose the single season of SpongeBob SquarePants on September 1st.

Now it should be noted at this point, that this removal date could simply signify that Netflix is currently set to lose the series due to the rights expiring. This could change given contracts can be renewed.

These removals do not pertain to Netflix US because they don’t stream on the service there despite a massive library of Nickelodeon titles featuring on the library.

The news comes as Netflix Canada lost a huge collection of Nickelodeon content earlier this month and select regions of Netflix will also be losing Pablo, Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High, Noddy Toyland Detective, and even the Netflix Original series Veggietales: In The House in the coming weeks.

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Youtooz Unveils New 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Cabbage Merchant Vinyl Figure

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most fondly looked on series to ever air on Nickelodeon, and continues to be held in high regard by animation fans everywhere. Often considered one of the best television shows ever, the series is usually remembered for its balance of action and humor. Dedicated fans were rewarded for sticking with the series with a selection of running bits, and the standout was probably the cabbage merchant who ends up with a destroyed cart in the midst of some fierce battles,
 often ending up screaming "My Cabbages!"

With the beloved Nickelodeon series seeing a explosive resurgence in popularity over the last few years, the fan-favorite character has also been getting his time in the spotlight, where has seen him get his own Cabbage Merchant Funko Pop and even his own board game.

And now, Youtooz is recognising one of the greatest background actors in history with their own version of the Cabbage Merchant vinyl figure, which form highlights what the character is known for.

Indeed, the Youtooz figure features the Cabbage Merchant mourning the loss of his precious produce. He's on on his knees in despair after yet another cart was destroyed, holding a ruined cabbage in each hand with two more lying to the side. You can almost hear him wail "My Cabbages!"

The Cabbage Merchant figure is an Entertainment Earth exclusive that you can pre-order right here for $29.99 (free US shipping on orders $39+ using the code FALLFREE22 at checkout). 

Even the packaging is great. From the official description:

Avatar: The Last Airbender Cabbage Merchant Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive:

"No! My cabbages!"
The woeful merchant mourns the loss of his precious cabbages.
Entertainment Earth Exclusive 4-inch tall vinyl.
Based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender anime.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive! At just over 4-inches tall, the cabbage merchant is posed dropping to his knees and letting out a saddened wail mourning the loss of his precious cabbages. With a ruined cabbage brandished in each hand and two more laying by the wayside, he’s dressed in a two-tone green tunic with light-brown sleeves and pants. His short gray hair pokes out from the bottom of his fitted dark-green hat and matches the large goatee that bushes out from his chin. You do not want to miss this very special Avatar: The Last Airbender Cabbage Merchant Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive!

The exterior of his packaging shows the woeful cabbage vendor wailing in despair as his cart is ravaged by all four elements, sending cabbage flying everywhere, while the interior is a map portraying the four nations over a dark-grey patterned background. The protective sleeve is a beautiful medley of all four elements majestically swirling across the packaging. This collectible ships in a matte, embossed, protective outer sleeve and a custom-sized plastic protector for maximum protection during shipping.

The world is divided into four nations. The Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads, each represented by the natural element for which they're named. The series is centered around the journey of 12-year-old Aang, the current Avatar and last survivor of his nation. Produced by Nickelodeon and co-created with Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Avatar: The Last Airbender was originally released in February of 2005.

Speaking of the Cabbage Merchant, it was recently revealed that James Sie was cast as the character in the upcoming Netflix series, which will be welcome news to fans. Sie was the voice actor for the Cabbage Merchant in the original series. If this report is correct, then Sie joins a slew of talented stars who have officially joined Netflix's live-action adaptation. Gordon Cormier is slated to play Aang while Ian Ousley oversees Sokka. Kiawentiio has been cast as Katara, and when it comes to the Fire Nation royals, everyone from Dallas James Liu to Daniel Dae Kim and Elizabeth You will oversee the family. At this time, Netflix has yet to release any official images or footage from Avatar, but fans hope they will get an update before the year ends. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender was originally created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko for Nickelodeon in 2005. The series is set in world people can manipulate the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, and they lived peacefully in different regions until one of the regions started a world war. One master who can manipulate all four elements, dubbed the "Avatar," had been able to prevent this war, but disappeared soon after. 100 years later, a new Avatar named Aang awakens and sets out on a journey to master all the elements in order to bring peace to the land once more.

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Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Set Photos Tease an Series-Accurate Costume

Reports from the set of Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series suggest at least one major character will appear in a series-accurate costume.

Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is approaching its release and so are early reports from the set of the upcoming adaptation. Most recently, reports surfaced suggesting at least one major character will appear in a costume straight from the animated series.

According to Avatar News, photos from the set - which the outlet can't currently post - have revealed that the show will present viewers with a shrine to Avatar Kuruk in the Northern Water Tribe.

Portrayed by Meegwun Fairbrother in the live-action series, the shrine room is dedicated to the most recent water Avatar before Korra, in the Northern Water Tribe capital city of Agna Qel’a.

Kuruk’s shrine room feels very solemn. It’s built primarily out of wood (or compacted ice/snow), along with some bone, and a material that Avatar News refers to as “ice glass”. On the back wall is a circular wooden door carved with the symbol for water. The construction looks similar to a Pacific Northwest Indigenous plank house or long house.

The room is empty except for a statue of Kuruk in the middle, carved from wood. The statue looks very similar to how Kuruk looks in his animated appearances in Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, He’s wearing his winter parka and polar bear pelt headdress, and holding a spear.

In Nickelodeon's animated series, Avatar Kuruk was alluded to briefly in Book 1, when Avatar Aang encountered Koh the Face-Stealer in the Spirit World. Kuruk made a full appearance in Book 3 when he told Aang about the moment that defined his time as Avatar. But while The Last Airbender provided the Water Tribe Avatar with only a minor role across its three seasons, rumors surfaced early on that the Netflix series would give him an expanded role.

A casting call went out in April in search of someone to fill the role of a "legendary warrior from the past." The character description resembled many of the key details of Avatar Kuruk. Notably, the casting call also specified the character will appear in at least two episodes. It was later reported actor Meegwun Fairbrother will portray the Avatar, but it's unknown how many episodes he will feature in and how his role will compare to his animated counterpart.

Filming for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender completed filming in June. The main cast includes Gordon Cormier as Avatar Aang, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh and Daniel Dae Kim as the ruler of the Fire Nation, Firelord Ozai.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (also known in some regions as Avatar: The Legend of Aang) was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. It premiered in 2005 and ran for three seasons, ending in 2008. The continued success of the series resulted in the establishment of Avatar Studios, a division of Nickelodeon dedicated to projects, including films and television shows, expanding the world of Avatar.

Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series does not yet have a release date.

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